Clinics That Rely On Federal Community Health Funding ‘Wildly Discouraged’ By Congress’ Inaction
Advocates say that without the federal grants, some clinics — especially struggling rural clinics — will have to lay off staff and cut down on the services they offer.
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California Clinics Fret As Federal Funding Deadline Looms
Congress did not renew the funding last fall. And while there’s a temporary fix until March, the resolution keeping the program alive long-term expires this month. “It feels wildly discouraging," said Andie Martinez-Patterson, director of government affairs for California Health+ Advocates, which represents safety net clinics. (Caiola, 1/11)